Prisoners of the American Revolution

Prisoners of the American Revolution (HM1IXI)

Location: Milford, CT 06460 New Haven County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 12.636', W 73° 2.778'

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Across this harbor, on January 1, 1777, a British ship flying a flag of truce, put ashore 200 American Revolutionary War prisoners, all desperately ill with smallpox. The people of Milford made accomodations to shelter them, using the town hall as an emergency hospital. Captain Stephen Stow and Dr. Elias Carrington volunteered to care for them. Captain Stow and 46 of the soldiers died and are buried in a common grave here in Milford. Some recovered and returned to their homes.
Placed ByMilford Preservation Trust
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Date Added Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at 9:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 663789 N 4563976
Decimal Degrees41.21060000, -73.04630000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 12.636', W 73° 2.778'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 12' 38.16" N, 73° 2' 46.68" W
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Area Code(s)203
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 543 Gulf St, Milford CT 06460, US
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